Definition of Asia

1. Noun. The largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations.

Geographical relationships: Flying Carpet, Freedom Party, Hizb Ut-tahrir
Terms within: Asian Country, Asian Nation, Anatolia, Asia Minor, Afghanistan, Islamic State Of Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, Cathay, China, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China, Turkestan, Turkistan, Canaan, Holy Land, Palestine, Promised Land, Roman Empire, Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Bahrain, Bahrein, State Of Bahrain, Bangla Desh, Bangladesh, East Pakistan, People's Republic Of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kingdom Of Bhutan, Bharat, India, Republic Of India, Kingdom Of Nepal, Nepal, Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang, Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Persia, Persia, Persian Empire, Al-iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic Of Iraq, Japan, Nihon, Nippon, Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan, Jordan, Koweit, Kuwait, State Of Kuwait, Dae-han-min-gook, Han-gook, Korea, Korean Peninsula, D.p.r.k., Democratic People's Republic Of Korea, Dprk, North Korea, Republic Of Korea, South Korea, Lebanese Republic, Lebanon, Malay Peninsula, Tartary, Tatary, Mongolia, Mongolia, Mongolian People's Republic, Outer Mongolia, Muscat And Oman, Oman, Sultanate Of Oman, Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan, Parthia, Katar, Qatar, State Of Katar, State Of Qatar, Asian Russia, Kazak, Kazakh, Kazakhstan, Kazakstan, Republic Of Kazakhstan, Kirghiz, Kirghizia, Kirghizstan, Kirgiz, Kirgizia, Kirgizstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Republic Of Tajikistan, Tadjik, Tadzhik, Tadzhikistan, Tajik, Tajikistan, Turkmen, Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Republic Of Uzbekistan, Uzbek, Uzbekistan, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic, Ottoman Empire, Turkish Empire, United Arab Emirates, Republic Of Yemen, Yemen, Altai Mountains, Altay Mountains, Argun, Argun River, Ergun He, Great Rift Valley, Kura, Kura River
Generic synonyms: Continent
Group relationships: Eurasia
Derivative terms: Asian, Asiatic



2. Noun. The nations of the Asian continent collectively.
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: East, Orient
Derivative terms: Asian, Asiatic

Definition of Asia

1. Proper noun. A continent located east of Europe, west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Oceania and south of the Arctic Ocean. ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical) A province of the Roman Empire located in what is now western Turkey. ¹

3. Proper noun. (place names female given name) of modern usage, from the continent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Asia

1. The largest of the continents. It was known to the romans more specifically as what we know today as asia minor. The name comes from at least two possible sources: from the assyrian asu (to rise) or from the sanskrit usa (dawn), both with reference to its being the land of the rising sun, i.e., eastern as opposed to europe, to the west. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asia

ashramite
ashramites
ashrams
ashtanga
ashtangas
ashtoreth
ashtray
ashtrays
ashwagandha
ashwagandhas
ashweed
ashwood
ashwoods
ashy
ashy dermatosis
asia (current term)
asiagos
asialoglycoprotein
asialoglycoprotein receptor
asialoglycoproteins
asian americans
asiarch
aside
aside from
asideness
asiderotic anaemia
asides
asilus
asimadoline
asine

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